Honey bees prefer to forage for food within only a few miles of their hive. Sometimes that means their hives are built in unsuitable spaces — such as inside Metro project construction zones, gas meter boxes or in our power sub-stations, to name a few.
In the past, the report of an inconvenient bee hive may have resulted in a call to the exterminators. However, Metro has found a more humane and eco-friendly way to handle bees. Check out our video above with Nicole Palladino, founder and executive director of Bee Catchers, Inc., to hear about how her teams have relocated more than a quarter-million bees from Metro properties.
Bees found on Metro property are now moved to a safer and more viable environment where they can continue to do what they do best: pollinate plants and produce honey. The location where a colony is found is treated with an eco-friendly chrysanthemum-based solution. This means riders and/or employees who need to return to the area don’t have to worry about coming into contact with nasty pesticides. It’s a win-win solution for everyone!
Bees are key pollinators needed for a thriving ecosystem and Metro is happy to do our part to protect our local bee population. ?
Categories: Transportation News